Man charged with vehicular manslaughter, DWI after crashing into tractor

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CAYUGA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Cayuga County Sheriff’s Deputies say Heriberto Perez-Velasquez, 31, of Savannah, was drunk when he crashed into the back of a compact tractor in the Village of Weedsport on Sunday, killing Mark Knapp, 59. 

Perez-Velasquez has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, DWI and leaving the scene of an accident. Sheriff’s Deputies say he does not have a driver’s license.

Police say Perez-Velasquez is an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala and has a pending charge for an aggravated DWI arrest in Wayne County last month. He is currently being held on $50,000 bail and is due back in court on Friday.

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